Erin Osmon Reads From Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost & Hosts a Q&A with members of Songs: Ohia 6/17

Jun
17
7:00 pm

In Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost (Rowman & Littlefield), author Erin Osmon presents an intensely researched, yet human account of the Rust Belt-born musician Jason Molina. The songwriting giant behind the bands Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. had a knack for spinning tales, from the many personal myths he created and cultivated throughout this life, to the volumes of oblique poems and working man ballads he penned and performed. With the help of Molina’s family, friends and record label, Osmon details Molina’s trials and triumphs, from his earliest days as a trailer park kid in Lorain, Ohio, though his extensive world touring and his last days as a struggling artist addicted to alcohol. As the first authorized account of the prolific musician, Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost provides readers with unparalleled insight into Molina’s life and the Midwest underground that supported his meteoric rise.

“In Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost, Erin Osmon gives us a riveting biography not only of a great musician whose work deserves to be much wider known, but a well-rounded portrait of a fascinating human being, as well as a glimpse into the creative process. It’s a ride well worth taking.”—Jim DeRogatis, co-host, Sound Opinions, author, Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs

Erin Osmon is a Chicago-based writer who covers music and culture. Her work has appeared in dozens of local and national publications like the Chicago Tribune and SPIN. She also writes liner notes for deluxe reissues of historic albums. For more info: erinosmon.com

Saturday, June 17, 7pm – Free Event

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Suggested listening to The Magnolia Electric Co., the seventh regular and final album by Songs: Ohia here on Spotify here!

New Stuff This Week

Quimby’s Panel at Chicago Zine Fest! #quimbys #czf2017 Picture by Corinne Halbert.

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Miss the New Stuff Post last week? That’s because we were tabling at Chicago Zine Fest! A long-arm stapler thanks to Chicago Zine Fest, as well as everybody that came and visited us there, and especially to folks that came to “Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby’s Panel.” We are over the moon with what a great job CZF co-organizer Alex Nall did with moderating!

Want to see other fun pics from #CZF2017? See here. And here. And here.

*ZINES*

Stuff from CHIPRC (Chicago Publishers Resource Center):
Morning Doodles by Logan Kruidenier and CHIPRC $4.00
Pizza Libs #3 by Johnny Misfit $2.00

My Aim Is True #11 by Carrie $2.00

Tributaries #7 One Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe by JC $2.00

Rumpy Pumpy #5 by Milo $3.00

Found Letter by Eryca Sender $1.00

Dress: A Perzine About Gender by Molly Russell $2.00

Rat Dream Club by Dylan Peterson $3.00

Internalized Homophobia by Norma Krautmeyer $2.00

Walk In Dance Out $12.00

Apricot vol 2 $10.00

Just Make Pictures Zine #9 Any City USA $7.00

Tax Day, Don’t Pay by Micco Caporale $6.00

Plants are Nice by Mikie Poland $9.00

St. Sucia: A Zine Exposing What It Is to Be a Mujer In Contemporary Society, issues #2 Dos Mundos and #3 La Dama by Tash & Ish $10.00 each

Desperate Times #1 by Chairman Ralph $5.00

Culture War #1 Assimilation & #2 Emancipation by Wheelhouse $3.00 each

Raw Fury #4 by Peter Bergman $20.00

Hotel Souvenir Nine Stories by Michael V. Gibson $9.00

God in a Bottle by Frank Kwiatkowski $5.00

Joli Poulet #1 $10.00

Minneapolis Psychedelicam vol 1 by Joe Cunningham & Karl Noyes $3.00

Gender Matters #2 by Carrie $5.00

This is My Costume: Anime Detour vols 1 & 2 2009-2010 $3.00 each

KerBloom #125 Mar Apr 17 by Artnoose $2.00

Plus even more zines, too numerous to list!

*COMICS & MINIS*

kuš Comics EXPLOSION!:
Mini Kus #51 Mirror Stage by Jaakko Pallasvuo $5.00
Mini Kus #52 Acquisition by Catia Serrao $5.00
Mini Kus #53 Yellow by Liva Kandevica $5.00
Mini Kus #54 Bad Ball by Samplerman $5.00
š! #28 Baltic Comics Magazine Apr 17 Scandal $12.00 – Contributors: Ana Galvañ (Spain), Conxita Herrero (Spain), Dace Sieti?a (Latvia), Emmi Valve (Finland), Ichasu (Japan) & more!
kuš! mono #3: An Exorcism by Theo Ellsworth $13.00

Futile Comics #5 by Mike Centeno $8.00

Black Dayz #1-#7 by JTW $6.00 each

Well #3 by Martin Kralovec $1.50

I Love You So Matcha by Junkyard Elliott $5.00

Secret Song by M. Hawkins $5.00

Long Necked Bird #1 Puddles Gammon by Marc Pearson $5.00

Etc. by Mara Sternberg $5.00

Wrong by Katherine Gottsegen $3.00

Real American Zeroes #1 by Colin Kennedy $4.99

Less Than One Hundred Forty #1 The Case Against Fame Exhibit by Daniel Hawley $6.00

Slasher #1 by Charles Forsman $4.99

Teenage Serial Killer by C. Rudler $8.00

Minor Leagues #3 by Simon Moreton $4.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

A whole awesome mess of graphic novels from Koyama Press!:
So Pretty / Very Rotten: Comics and Essays on Lolita Fashion and Cute Culture by Jane Mai and An Nguyen $18.00
You & a Bike & a Road by Eleanor Davis $12.00 – In 2016, acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis documented her cross-country bike tour as it happened.
Volcano Trash: A Double Plus Adventure by Ben Sears $12.00
Condo Heartbreak Disco by Eric Kostiuk Williams $10.00
Crawl Space by Jesse Jacobs $19.95 – In the basement, through the appliances and past the veil that separates realities, lies a rainbow-hued world where a group of kids have found retreat from their suburban mundanity with a coterie of iridescent creatures. But in the fraught realm of adolescence, can friendship survive the appeal of the surreal?

Fante Bukowski vol 2 by Noah Van Sciver (Fantagraphics) $14.99

Drifter by Anna Haifisch (Perfectly Acceptable Press) $25.00

Ding Dong Circus: And Other Stories, 1967 to 1974 by Sasaki Maki (Breakdown Press) $26.99

My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame $24.95

Boundaries by Kyle Harter $18.00

Ravina the Witch by Junko Mizuno $24.99

Purgatory by Casanova Frankenstein (Fantagraphics Underground) $12.00

The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History by Hope Nicholson $24.95

Billie Holiday by Carlos Sampayo and Jose Muñoz (NBM) $19.99

Ask a Cat by Charles Brubaker $9.99

*OUTER LIMITS BOOKS*

Revival: Resurrecting the Process Church of the Final Judgement (Feral House) by William Sims Bainbridge $23.00 – Before the first page of this book, the computer magician who resurrected the Process Church was murdered. Was this man Christ?

Einstein’s Beets by Alexander Theroux (Fantagraphics) $34.99 – A study of the world of food and food aversions! Gossip, confession, embarrassment, and perceptive observations!

Rose City Vice: Portland in the 70’s — Dirty Cops and Dirty Robbers by Phil Stanford (Feral House) $12.95

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson $28.00 – Don’t miss Cham & Whiteson here to talk about what they don’t know on Thursday, May 18th!

Which Cult Should I Join?: A Choose-Your-Own Guidebook for the Spiritually Bereft by Jo Stewart $12.95

Three Month Fever: The Andrew Cunanan Story by Gary Indiana (Semiotext(e)/Native Agents) $15.95 – “America loves a successful sociopath,” Indiana explains in this sardonic and artful reconstruction of the brief life of the party boy who became a media sensation for shooting Gianni Versace.

Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis by Annie Jacobsen $28.00

Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir by Betina Wittels $29.95

*POLITICS & REVOLUTION*

Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science by Dave Levitan $15.95

The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History by Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds $14.99

The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time by Brooke Gladstone $8.95

Reassessing the Transnational Turn: Scales of Analysis in Anarchist and Syndicalist Studies by Constance Bantman and Bert Altena (PM Press) $24.95

Moral Injury and Nonviolent Resistance: Breaking the Cycle of Violence in the Military and Behind Bars by Alice Lynd and Staughton Lynd (PM Press) $17.95

*FICTION*

Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami $29.95

Failure Pie in a Sadness Face: New and Selected Stories by Brian Alan Ellis $10.00

Kolobians: Seek the Afterlife by Floyd Willmore $16.95

Animals on Buses by Adam Lawson $11.00

*MUSIC & FILM BOOKS*

Motörhead: In the Studio by Jake Brown and Lemmy Kilmister $15.95

Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas by Chris Robé (PM Press) $26.95

*MAGAZINES*

Toilet Paper #14 $16.00

Apartamento #19 $19.95

Fortean Times #352 F is for Fake News $11.99

Blue Rose Magazine vol 1 #1 Feb 17 $8.00

Juxtapoz #197 Jun 17 $6.99

Fantastic Man #25 Spr Sum 17 $14.99

Another Man #24 Spr Sum 17 #14.99

Elska #11 Providence Rhode Island $18.50

*LIT JOURNALS & CHAP BOOKS*

Magnitizdat Literary #3 Win 17 Decadence Collapse $6.00

Pinkeye Alley: Tales of Discomfort and Woe by Michelle Wong $7.00

Loop by Cristi Lopez $20.00

Rebound by Rachelle Toarmino $3.00

NA Literary Magazine vol 1 #9 No Assholes $6.00

Abbreviated hours Hours on Wed, May 17th: noon to 4pm

Instead of closing at 9pm like we normally do on Wednesdays we’ll close at 4pm.

It’s ’cause a TV show is filming a thing here. As soon as we’re allowed to tell you what it is, we will.

But rest assured, we will be open again at our regular time on Thursday the 18th at noon!

Chicago Alternative Comics (CAKE) Kick-off with Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley and C. Spike Trotman on 6/9

Jun
9
7:00 pm

Quimby’s welcomes Gabrielle Bell, Lucy Knisley, Emil Ferris and C. Spike Trotman as read their recent work as a kick-off for the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). This event is at Quimby’s on June 9th at 7pm, but the tabling exhibition happens June 10th & 11th at the Center on Halsted.

CAKE is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alter- native comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

Gabrielle Bell was born in London, England and raised in California. She is the author of six books, including The Voyeurs, Truth is Fragmentary and most recently, Everything is Flammable. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Emil Ferris is the author of My Favorite Thing Is Monsters – Part 1 (Fantagraphics). She is also a painter, writer, illustrator and sculptor for the toy industry.

Lucy Knisley is an award-winning comic artist and author who specializes in personal, confessional comics that deal with memory, travel, family and traditions. Her latest graphic novel, Something New; Tales from a Makeshift Bride, deals with her struggle to modernize and equalize her wedding, and the meaning behind many matrimonial traditions.

Spike was born in DC, grew up in MD, and lives in IL, with a dog and a man. She’s the founder of Iron Circus Comics, responsible for strange and amazing books such Poorcraft, the Smut Peddler series and more.

For more info: cakechicago.com

Invite your friends with the Facebook Event Invite for this event here!

New Stuff This Week

Got our party face on for #independentbookstoreday ! #mychicagobookstore #chibd17

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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! #CHIBD17 #mychicagobookstore

*ZINES*

Prism Pop by Alicia Obermeyer and Miriam Dubinsky $20.00

For Everard vol 6 $5.00

*COMICS & MINIS*

Crickets #6 by Sammy Harkham $8.00

Minor Leagues #3 by Simon Moreton $4.00

Shit I’ve Cried About #1 Trends Emerge & #2 Trends Remain by S. Meyer $4.00 each

Weird Magazine #6 by Noel Freibert $12.00

*GRAPHIC NOVELS*

Hostage by Guy Delisle (D&Q) $29.95

Her Bark and Her Bite by James Albon (Top Shelf) $9.99

*ART & DESIGN*

The Dirtyland: The Art of Brian M. Viveros (Gingko) $40.00

Retro Graphics (Gingko) $40.00

*FICTION*

Josh Was Raised by Igor Guk $12.00

Everything is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person by Daniel Zomparelli (Arsenal Pulp Press) $15.95

*POLITICAL BOOKS*

Democracy Now: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America by Amy Goodman $16.00

*ESSAYS*

I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction by Jen Kirkman $15.99 – Now in soft cover.

*FOOD BOOKS*

The Baristas Bible by Olga Carryer (Gingko) $19.95

*MAGAZINES*

Maximumrocknroll #408 May 17 $4.99

Wax Poetics #66 Spr 17 Reconstructing DJ Shadow #11.99

Videoscope #102 Spr 17 $6.95

Neural #56 Win 16 $7.99

Mojo #282 May 17 $10.99

Cannabis Now #25 Mar Apr May 17 $7.99

Ugly Things #44 Things to Come $9.95

Shindig #65 Traffic $12.99

Dissent Spr 17 $10.00

*LIT JOURNALS*

N+1 Deep End #28 Spr 17 $14.95

*SEXY*

Small Favors: The Definitive Collection by Colleen Coover (Limerence Press) $29.99

Elska #11 Providence Rhode Island $18.50

Reflekt Style Anthology #14 Sex $12.00

*KIDS BOOKS*

Wordplay by Ivan Brunetti (Toon) $12.00 – Yup. You read it right. Ivan Brunetti did a kids book!